via press release:
HISTORY’S® EPIC EVENT SERIES
DEBUTS WITH A TEXAS-SIZED AUDIENCE IN LIVE+3
HISTORICAL DRAMA IS THE BEST CABLE MINI-SERIES START SINCE THE BIBLE IN LIVE+3
HISTORY’S epic event series, TEXAS RISING, opened to a Texas-sized Live+3 audience for its first two episodes with 5 million total viewers and 4.1 million total viewers respectively during the May 25 and May 26 premieres. The first two episodes of TEXAS RISING were the #1 entertainment cable telecasts of each night among Live+3 total viewers. In addition,TEXAS RISING is the best cable mini-series start in Live+3 since HISTORY’S THE BIBLE.
Detailing the Texas Revolution and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers, parts one and two of the 10-hour series also averaged 1.5 million Adults 25-54 and 1.2 million Adults 25-54 respectively in Live+3 during their 9:00pm ET/PT time period.
Part three of TEXAS RISING will air this evening at 9PM ET/PT. The limited series’ remaining two parts will air Monday, June 8 and Monday June 15.
The Alamo was not the end of the story, it was only the beginning, and TEXAS RISING details what followed in the fight for an independent Texas. In 1836, west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West and the Texas frontier was viewed as hell on earth. With colliding cultures all fighting for stakes to this territory, no one was safe. But this was a time of bravery, a time to die for what you believed in and a time to stand tall against the fierce Mexican General Santa Anna and his forces. General Sam Houston, the rag tag Rangers and the legendary “Yellow Rose of Texas,” lead this story of the human will to fight for independence despite nearly insurmountable odds and to claim a piece of history for all eternity.
Two-time Oscar-nominated director Roland Joffé (THE KILLING FIELDS, THE MISSION) directs TEXAS RISING with an all-star cast including: Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olivier Martinez, Thomas Jane, Christopher McDonald, Jeremy Davies, Chad Michael Murray, Max Thieriot, Robert Knepper, Rhys Coiro, Crispin Glover, Jeff Fahey, Rob Morrow, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Trevor Donovan and Kris Kristofferson.
In addition to the star-studded cast, the TEXAS RISING soundtrack album will feature new music from legendary performers including the title song, “Take Me To Texas,” performed by George Strait and written by Brandy Clark, as well as Kris Kristofferson’s remake of the Tom Petty classic “Won’t Back Down” and new tracks from Jose Feliciano.
TEXAS RISING is produced by A+E Studios, ITV Studios America and Thinkfactory Media for HISTORY. Leslie Greif (HATFIELDS & MCCOYS) serves as executive producer for Thinkfactory Media. Dirk Hoogstra and Julian P. Hobbs serve as executives in charge of production for HISTORY.